Author: Arthur Engel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-01-19
A unique collection of competition problems from over twenty major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students. Written for trainers and participants of contests of all levels up to the highest level, this will appeal to high school teachers conducting a mathematics club who need a range of simple to complex problems and to those instructors wishing to pose a "problem of the week", thus bringing a creative atmosphere into the classrooms. Equally, this is a must-have for individuals interested in solving difficult and challenging problems. Each chapter starts with typical examples illustrating the central concepts and is followed by a number of carefully selected problems and their solutions. Most of the solutions are complete, but some merely point to the road leading to the final solution. In addition to being a valuable resource of mathematical problems and solution strategies, this is the most complete training book on the market.
Author: Arthur Engel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1998
This unique collection of problems from major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students is for trainers and participants at all levels: IMO, Tournament of the Towns, and noncalculus parts of the Putnam Competition. It will appeal to high school math club coaches and others wishing to inspire classroom creativity by posing a "problem of the week," "problem of the month," and "research problem of the year."
Author: Alfred S Posamentier
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Release Date: 2015-03-05
This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In doing so, first the common approach is shown, and then a more elegant strategy is provided. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.
Author: John Adair
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2010-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that the best decisions are taken, problems are solved in the optimum way, and the creative ideas and innovations so necessary for tomorrow's business flow freely. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies it explains key concepts such as: how the mind works, the principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills and how to develop their thinking skills in the future.
Combining the problem solving strategies for writing with a focus on writing for the community, this text reflects late-1990s thinking on writing as a social/cognitive process. The strategy-focus transfers well from college writing to community writing. The author draws on her years of work as founder of Pittsburgh's inner city Community Literacy Center and teacher of CMU's community outreach course in literacy. The text is organized around the three distinctive types of writing most often used in outreach courses: reflection about community experience; publicity texts about and for use by agencies; and sustained inquiry into issues.
This unique volume presents clear steps for helping children and adolescents manage a range of social, emotional, or behavioral challenges by using a problem-solving approach. Highly practical and accessible, the book provides a versatile framework for collaborative brief intervention. It describes when and with whom to use problem solving and how to tailor it to different children's needs. Extensive clinical examples illustrate what the approach looks like in action with preschoolers through increasingly independent teens. With its focus on specific dilemmas, problem solving does not attempt to change broader patterns of thinking, feeling, or behaving. Yet it teaches valuable skills that can be generalized to help children deal with other problems--and can increase their confidence, independence, and resilience. The book shows how therapists of any orientation can use problem solving as a stand-alone intervention or in combination with other therapeutic techniques. Chapters demonstrate the nuts and bolts of five key steps: *Defining the problem.*Generating alternative solutions.*Evaluating alternatives and making a choice.*Trying a new solution.*Following up and evaluating outcomes. The sample therapist-client interactions are engaging and realistic, and feature children with a variety of diagnoses. Ways to involve parents in treatment are addressed, as are strategies for implementing the approach with groups. Tips for overcoming frequently encountered obstacles are highlighted throughout and are discussed in depth in the concluding chapter. Written in a concise, straight-talking style, this book is an indispensable go-to guide for all mental health professionals working with children and adolescents, including clinical psychologists, school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists.
Problem Solving Strategies: Decision Making and Problem Solving for a Cluttered and Confusing World. When faced with problems, people often hide, allow their dreams to fall away, and ultimately disallow themselves to live the lives they truly desire. With the help of this book, people can rectify the fear they face every time they find themselves up against a problem. They can create logical and creative solutions and glide through life's everyday problems, for the rest of their days. Problem Solving Strategies: Decision Making and Problem Solving demands to understand why people allow themselves to falter against their problems. When faced with a problem, different kinds of people do different kinds of things. For example: some hide. Some turn to the assistance of others, and some work through their problems creatively. How can you, the reader, learn to encapsulate all the elements of the perfect problem solver-with all of his logical, analytical, and CREATIVE pursuits-to create an essential solution to your problem? This book teaches the reader how to identify his problems. (Know that this is NOT as easy as it seems. Generally, the "problem at hand" is not the problem at the root.)It teaches the reader to utilize both the LEFT and the RIGHT brain, to create strategic life hacks, and to engage in SELF HYPNOSIS to effectively initiate creative solutions. Furthermore, this book walks the reader through step-by-step problem solving solutions to classic relationship-based problems. Don't Allow Yourself to Falter from Your Dreams. Work Through Your Problems. Today.
Author: Ken Peak
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2011-11-21
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. COMMUNITY POLICING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES, 6/e is about policing at its most important and challenging levels–in neighborhoods and communities across the nation and abroad. Unique in perspective, its focus is on community policing and problem solving–and the processes that are being implemented under COPPS to control and prevent crime, disorder and fear. Extremely applied, this text focuses on daily processes and tactics and how and why agencies are revolutionizing their traditional philosophy and operations. This sixth edition provides the latest on policing in an information age, how the economy is impacting policing practices and new information concerning COPPs initiatives across the United States.